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Interesting Custom Acadian


I saw this on Facebook this morning. An Acadian wth a Corvair roof and "Impala Inspired" quarter panel bulge. It appears the quarter panel is one from a Corvair as well. 

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Wow, that's different.  I assume they started with a 4 door?



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I don't know. It also appears the rear Corvair bumpers were used too.

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I don't know. It also appears the rear Corvair bumpers were used too.


 Looks to me like some one grafting Acadian tail lights on to a Corvair rear panel?.



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You may be right. The could have been the easier way to go.

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Those look like nova cutouts for the lights,  not acadian



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1969 Corvair

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Greaser wrote:

1969 Corvair

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-- Edited by Greaser on Saturday 13th of February 2021 07:24:06 PM


Vents for air cooling are gone as well? Would love to see a shot of the front of the project. 



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Looked at it a couple times now and it is growing on me. Nice easy lines and the bumpers almost remind me of the early 70s Corvette.


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beaumontguru wrote:

Those look like nova cutouts for the lights,  not acadian


 X2 Have to agree....Just doesn't look right. What is going on in the center of the trunk???? Ugly spot for a night switch. or a big MFG key!!

 

 

 

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hawkeye5766 wrote:
beaumontguru wrote:

Those look like nova cutouts for the lights,  not acadian


 X2 Have to agree....Just doesn't look right. What is going on in the center of the trunk???? Ugly spot for a night switch. or a big MFG key!!

 

 

 

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-- Edited by hawkeye5766 on Sunday 14th of February 2021 04:20:59 AM

Looks like gas tank filler in the center of the back.


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With the gas filler in the rear, I wonder if it started out as a Camaro. The car in this article may have been the inspiration.


https://www.carscoops.com/2019/10/behold-the-half-million-dollar-camaro-that-was-seven-years-in-the-making/

 

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I think it's a Nova with pieces of Corvair grafted on to make it look like a bubble top.

Could be the other way around (Corvair with Nova rear), but the rear end housing lying under it makes me think it's a front engine - rear drive, and I'm thinking that would be easier if the base was the Nova.

Here's a thumbnail I found of a similar one under construction. It looks like the top half of the rear quarters came with the roof. The Nova and the Corvair must have very similar dimensions...

 

I like the look of it.  It'd be great to see some more photos.

 

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Yeah, the lower quarter and door lines are definitely ChevyII/Acadian, not Corvair, which would lead me to think that it's a grafting as shown above in 66 Beau's post - in fact maybe they are the same car?  I can't imagine there being more than one project like that out there...

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the more i look at this the more my eyeballs cross in my head alot of hours in that

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I think this custom version looks great; even nicer than the original. Of course the 65-69 Corvair Monza 2 dr ht was quite a nice looking package, especially the roofline, so it's not a surprise that it adapts well to a similarly sized GM compact. . 



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